The fresh Italian sausage cotechino is pronounced koh-teh-KEE-noh The cotechino is a mildly spiced and very fatty pork sausage. The pork must be of a very high quality. The minced meat is flavoured with nutmeg, cloves, and pepper, and stuffed into fat links.

Cotechino con Lenticchie is a famous stewy dish incorporating this magnificent little banger. The sliced sausage, grilled until oozing unctious fat, is combined with tiny green lentils, and is often served with chunks of bread and butter.

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